The Puppet Plugin 2.0 for vRealize Automation is here so let’s put it to good use by integrating it with vRealize Automation Blueprints! Pre-Reqs: Puppet Plugin Installed and Configured. See my guide here A Puppet master server running Puppet Enterprise 2016.4 or newer, or open source Puppet 4.6.2 or Continue reading
If you are trying to use the new Puppet Plugin 2.0 for vRealize Automation workflows and you get an error when deploying a blueprint it is most likely The agent packages needed to support your platform, for example: el-7-x86_64 are not present on your Puppet Master. The error in the Continue reading
I have been working with the new Puppet Plugin in my lab and I found the new workflows failing as they were referencing modules in the old 1.0 plugin. The workflows throw an error like Cannot find function escapeShellArgument in object Module:com.puppet.o11n.plugin.puppet
In this guide I will show you how to install and configure the new Puppet Plugin version 2.0 for vRealize Automation! Note: this will remove the Puppet Plugin 1.0 if it is already installed!
In this guide I will show you how to use the vRA 7 REST API to perform day 2 actions on a VM. This is common for users or developers that want to programmatically control the VM’s provisioned from vRealize Automation.
One of the new features in vRealize Automation 7.2 is an out of the box functionality to create a computer account in a specified OU prior to provisioning the VM. This is a common use case when you are also using Group Policy and/or SCCM as part of your Windows Continue reading
In this guide I will show you how to use the vRA 7 REST API to delete a deployment. This is common for users or developers that want to programmatically delete a deployment of single or multi-machine blueprints. Pre-Reqs Already provisioned vRA 7 Blueprint with Destroy Deployment entitled See my Continue reading
Let’s tie it all together now and test this integration. In Part 1 you learned about vRA 7 to vRO architecture and how we pass data. In Part 2 we created a workflow in vRO that will recieve custom properties from vRA into attributes in vRO to tell vRO workflows Continue reading
In Part 1 we went over the basic architecture of vRA to vRO extensibility, in this guide we will walk through a simple hello world example.
In this three part guide I will show you how to extend vRealize Automation 7 to use vRealize Orcestrator workflows as part of the provisioning process. This could be used for something as simple as running a script in the guest to more advanced use cases like talking to an Continue reading